Apps

img_inboxCreepy and cool — an add-on tool from the Sunlight Foundation that, with a single click, gives you the hidden political allegiances of both companies or institutions and family, friends, and coworkers. Perhaps someday when you apply for a job or an apartment, your boss or landlord will use it on you:

Inbox Influence provides details on both the sender of the email and the company from which it was sent. With it, you can even see how your friends and family have given to political campaigns. Perhaps Uncle Joe has more mainstream views after all?




Hate to say it, but I’m surprised a “FarmVille-related family killing” hasn’t happened before — I’m calling it the start of a trend in American homes. The Florida Times-Union reports on a…




The “Neuophone” app allows iPhone commands through telepathy! An EEG headset wirelessly sends signals to an iPhone, making it possible to “think dial” friends when their photo appears on your iPhone.

EEG electrodes monitor brainwaves (with a gyroscope to detect the head’s position) using Emotiv’s EPOC headset, interpreting brain signals with algorithms developed from MRI brain scans…